Pain description


Shoulder pain is very common. (1:3) The shoulder is the most mobile of all the joints in the body making it highly susceptible to injuries. (2:1) The constant motion in the shoulder joint means it can be unstable, (1:3) and this instability can lead to injury. (2:1) Most often, pain occurs when rotator cuff tendons get trapped under the bony area in the shoulder. This is called rotator cuff tendinitis. (3:1)

Occasionally, the pain felt in the shoulder area isn’t caused by an injury in the shoulder joint, but rather by a problem in another area, such as the neck. This is called referred pain. (1:5, 6) (3:2)